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Special celebratory event to mark NHS' 70th birthday

Special celebratory event to mark NHS' 70th birthday

Sheffield’s NHS is coming together in the City Centre to mark the 70th anniversary of the day the NHS was born at an interactive free event for adults and children showcasing past, present and future advances in healthcare.

A VINTAGE ambulance, humanoid companion care robots, blood pressure monitoring and research looking into how ice pops could help children undergoing chemotherapy for cancer treatments, Dance to Health are to be showcased outside Sheffield Cathedral on Thursday 5th July at a special celebratory event marking 70 years of the NHS.

The free, interactive event, which is being supported by Sheffield Cathedral, is open to adults and children alike, and will take place from 11am to 7pm. It is being held on the 5th July to coincide with the official anniversary of when the NHS was born on 5th July 1948.

On display will be a vintage ambulance loaned from Sheffield’s National Emergency Services Museum, informative stands highlighting medical advances in the treatment of diabetes, heart disease and other medical conditions, blood pressure monitoring, diabetes challenge, interactive simulations of how our body allows us to run, jump, hop, dance, skip, crawl, and squat, and meet with humanoid companion care robots.

The humanoid companion care robots are currently being used by the University of Sheffield’s Centre for Assistive Technology and Connected Healthcare (CATCH) to aid communication for people with disabilities and support the development of other groundbreaking healthcare technologies.

Staff from Sheffield Health and Social Care Foundation Trust will also be on hand to talk about their Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) and drug and alcohol services, with members of the public able to have a go on an interactive buzzer and jenga game while wearing special drink/drunk goggles.

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